Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photo a Day

It's the end of January and I've completed a whole month of January Photo a Day  photos!  Yay!  I wasn't sure I'd stick with it but it's been so fun following along with the prompts each day...and I love that I've now got this collection of random photos for the month!  (Plus it's been fun seeing everyone else daily pics too.)

Here are the last few days of daily pics snapped on my iPhone...

Day 29/Jan 29 - Inside Your Fridge:  You can tell boys live here...I found a Lego yeti on the top shelf of my fridge! LOL  Not sure what he was doing in there!

Day 30/Jan 30 - Nature:  In my backyard

Day 31/Jan 31 - You Again:  Can't say I like doing self portraits...but here I am!

Here's a collage of the whole month of photos arranged using the Project 365 app...made it so easy to put them all together!

I'm happy to say there's a new list for February so I'm going to keep following along.  Would you like to join in?   You can find all the details HERE on Chantelle's blog. :)  I love that these photos capture the everyday things...and some things you wouldn't usually think to photograph!

Please let me know if you're playing too...I'd love to see your photos!

Sheree xx

Monday, January 30, 2012

Scrapz Daily Challenges...

A new week means a new Scrap a Rainbow challenge over at Scrapz.Biz.  This week I've chosen the inpiration pic and colour pallette which you can find along with my full sample page HERE.

Here's a little sneaky peek of my layout...

You'll can also find all of this month's daily challenges so far HERE if you're feeling scrappy!  You've got until the end of February to get your entries in so there's plenty of time...plus you could win a voucher to spend in store....nice!

Remember my sneak peek for last week's Scrap Write Now challenge?  I can now share my full page...

I love these fun pics of the kids on our holiday to the Sunshine Coast last year.  They had so much fun in the pool and spa there...it was hard to get them out!

Some closeups...

I've used a mix of Echo Park, October Afternoon, American Crafts, My Minds' Eye and Pink Paislee goodies on this...and I love those little Stampin Up silver clips too. They're so tiny and cute...perfect to use for a banner!

Part of this challenge was to journal directly onto the page using your own handwriting. :)  I don't do this enough!

I'll be back with another Scrapz.Biz challenge soon!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sheree xx

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Photo a Day

Here's this week's Photo a Day challenge pics snapped on my iPhone this week...

Day 22/Jan 22 - Your Shoes:  Love my red flats...so comfy!

Day 23/Jan 23 - Something Old:  My camera collection ranging from 1930's to 1980's.

Day 24/Jan 24 - Guilty Pleasure:  Mmmmm...chocolate...

Day 25/Jan 25 - Something You Made:  Little sewing machine pin cushions I stitched a while ago.

Day 26/Jan 26 - Colour:  My fabric stash

Day 27/Jan 27 - Lunch:  Cheese and tomato on toast...and yes that might be a coke zero up in the corner there...

Day 28/Jan 28 - Light:  My beside lamp

That's this week's pics up to date!  Thanks so much for dropping by!

Sheree xx

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Favourites

Just sharing my fave family iPhone pics snapped this week!

Monday saw the start of the new school year...which meant Madi started her first year!  She's a proud and very excited little Prep girl now and loving every minute!  The boys weren't so keen on starting school again (enjoying holidays too much) but were happy to be seeing all their friends.

Here are Madi, Ayden and Riley ready to go on their first day...

Madi in the classroom the first morning of Prep just before I left her for the day.  Love that happy face!  So glad and relieved she was so excited about starting school. :)

We celebrated the first day with smoothies and thickshakes on the way home. Yum!

Day 2 of school saw the rain set in here on the Gold Coast ...and it hasn't stopped since!

Umbrellas everywhere and it was a very soggy walk into school.

Other things we got up to since my last photo update were...

A trip to the dentist for checkups for all three kids...

We saw The Muppets at the movies...so fun!

And the boys' bowling league started back this week too!

Mostly we've just been trying to stay dry and out of the rain this week.  Looking forward to a little sunshine...whenever it decides to make an appearance!

Hope you've had a great week!

Sheree xx

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

I found a couple of new (to me) op shops this past week and came home with a few little things...

I finally found some beautiful vintage sheets!  These will be perfect for my vintage square quilt and backing...just the sort of thing I was looking for.  Yay!

Also couldn't resist these beaded necklaces...

And then I found this really cute bag for Madi for only $2!  She loves it. :)

Have you had any thrifty finds this week?

Sheree xx

ps.  Happy Australia Day! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

One of my 'work in progress' projects is my Moda Ruby jelly roll quilt.  Mel and I each sewed one together early last year and it's been sitting there waiting for some binding  ever since!  Ooops...a bit slack I know. 

Anyway I recently came across some really cute binding in an Etsy store called Blondesbackyard so I ordered some... 

Cute huh!?  Now I've got no excuse for not finishing my quilt!  Only problem is I can't decide which one to use. LOL 

So which one do you think?  (Please excuse all the crumpled fabric...this quilt has been all folded up for a while now!)

I think I'll be adding some more pretty bias binding to my stash very soon...love it!

Sheree xx

A Scrapz Daily Challenge

The Daily Challenge are back this week over at Scrapz.Biz!  Today I've set the Scrap Write Now challenge...details can be found HERE

Here's a little peek at my page sample...

You can also check out the Daily Challenges set by the other Design Team girls HERE.  We'd love for you to come and join in the fun!

Sheree xx

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Photo a Day - Week 3

I'm still playing along with the Photo a Day challenge. Here are this week's pics...

Day 15/Jan 15 - Happiness:  Makes me so happy to see how close these two are!  They're not just brothers but best mates too. :)

Day 16/Jan 16 - Morning:  I woke up to this happy little face peeking around my bedroom door!
 Day 17/Jan 17 - Water:  There was lots of rain around on the coast today!  Nice to have a little wet weather.
 Day 18/Jan 18 - Something You Bought:  Some goodies I picked up at my fave shop Typo this week.

Day 19/Jan 19 - Sweet:  I found Madi playing UNO with her dollies....super sweet!

Day 20/Jan 20 - Someone You Love:  Hubby of course!  How did I get so lucky?

Day 21/Jan 21 - Reflection:  I quite often find Madi dancing in front of her mirror in the bedroom.  So cute!

That's this week's photoaday roundup!

Sheree xx

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Favourites

These school holidays have gone SO fast!  The kids will be back to school on Monday (with Madi starting Prep too!) so we've been enjoying this last week just hanging out together doing this and that.  Here are a few of our fave things that we've done this week...

Ayden went to a sleepover and had a blast with his friends...

He also went to a birthday party a couple of days later.  This was us dropping him off...and yes they were wearing long sleeves!  The weather here was quite cool that day! LOL

The party was at one of those indoor games centres and Riley and Madi couldn't resist playing on the motorbikes before we left...

The remote control toys got a work out this week too.  Here's Ayden with his R2D2...

We used up the left over candy canes by making some Peppermint Bark.  YUM!!!  It didn't last long. :)

The kids loved scraping the bowl!

They also did some dinosaur excavation chipping away until they found the dinosaur in the egg.  They had so much fun with this!

They spent their pocket money at the shops.  This was Madi's purchase... some cute LPS goodies.

There was more hanging out together playing the old Playstation 2...

Paul bought a pack of UNO cards and we've been having lots of fun playing together...

And our little scientist was back into the experiments...this time making super balls with Paul using another science kit he got for Christmas.  They really do bounce too!

We also hit the shops again today buying shoes and getting hair cuts ready for Monday.  We still have to cover the school books yet....eeek!  That's one job I'm not looking forward too!

I hope you and your family have had a great week!

Sheree xx